Prevent your cargo from standing still!
The United Kingdom applies stricter customs rules from now on

Questions on Brexit?

Brexit requires all your attention

Get Ready for Brexit will guide you through the customs rules for all transport of goods between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK).

Please note! Brexit is far from finished. Since 1 January 2022, you will have to deal with several stricter customs requirements in relation to the UK. From 1 July 2022, even more will follow. All these customs rules are laid down in the Border Operating Model (BOM). Make sure you comply with this. In this way, you will avoid cargo being stopped at the British border or even already in the Dutch port. On Get Ready for Brexit you can read what the British customs requirements mean for you.

Important for all exporters to the UK

Border Operating Model
Phase 2

1 January 2022

  • Entry into the UK via the prelodgement or temporary storage model
  • End of six-month deferral on import declarations in the UK
  • Mandatory pre-notification of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo in the UK

Border Operating Model
Phase 3

1 July 2022

  • Mandatory safety declarations for all cargo – ENS
  • Certification for most veterinary and phytosanitary cargo
  • Checks of this cargo at Border Control Post

1 September 2022

  • Certification and checks for all dairy products

1 November 2022

  • Certification and checks for all remaining veterinary cargo

Important now!

This is what you need to know about the new Brexit rules as of 1 January 2022

Link to: UK government will also help you on your way!

Brexit knowledge base

In our knowledge base you will find the answers to many questions about your transport to and from the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Swift transport in 5 steps

The Dutch Brexit solution

Via the chain-wide Get Ready for Brexit solution, in 5 simple steps you ensure swift transport via the Dutch ports for incoming and outgoing cargo.

All ferry and shortsea terminals require participation. Only correctly pre-notified cargo can enter and exit the terminal. From importer, exporter and forwarder to transporter and driver, everyone has a role to play in Get Ready for Brexit. Together we ensure that every transport to and from the United Kingdom always runs smoothly.

This means Brexit for you as:

Initiating partners

Supporting the logistics business via Get Ready for Brexit is a joint initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Portbase, Deltalinqs, evofenedex, Fenex and TLN.

In collaboration with

These organisations support the Get Ready for Brexit initiative and help us inform and activate their customers, members and relations.

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